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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [cost-effectiveness Analysis Of Preventive Methods For Occlusal Surface According To Caries Risk: Results Of A Controlled Clinical Trial].
Author: Tagliaferro, Elaine Pereira da Silva
Marinho, Daniel Savignon
Pereira, Claudia Cristina de Aguiar
Pardi, Vanessa
Ambrosano, Gláucia Maria Bovi
Meneghim, Marcelo de Castro
Pereira, Antonio Carlos
Abstract: This study presents the results of a cost-effectiveness analysis in a controlled clinical trial on the effectiveness of a modified glass ionomer resin sealant ( Vitremer, 3M ESPE) and the application of fluoride varnish (Duraphat, Colgate) on occlusal surfaces of first permanent molars in children 6-8 years of age (N = 268), according to caries risk (high versus low). Children were examined semiannually by the same calibrated dentist for 24 months after allocation in six groups: high and low risk controls (oral health education every three months); high and low risk with varnish (oral health education every three months + varnish biannually); and high and low risk with sealant (oral health education every three months + a single application of sealant). Economic analysis showed that sealing permanent first molars of high-risk schoolchildren showed a C/E ratio of US$ 119.80 per saved occlusal surface and an incremental C/E ratio of US$ 108.36 per additional saved occlusal surface. The study concluded that sealing permanent first molars of high-risk schoolchildren was the most cost-effective intervention.
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 29 Suppl 1, p. S121-30, 2013-Nov.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2013
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